After a recent interview, retired WWE superstar Shawn Michaels has wrestling fans excited about the possibility of having one more match. Is that likely, though?
During an interview with SkySports, Michaels explained, “I think it’s one of those [things] that you would never say never about and if it was just for a one-off then it’s something that I would take a look at.” At 52 years old, though, he wanted fans to realize he wouldn’t be the same performer–the same Mr. Wrestlemania–he was in his prime. Instead, he suggested a tag-team match, likely involving a D-Generation X reunion with Triple H, would be the best option for his return.
Still, Michaels even addressing the possibility of a return to the ring is massive news. It’s enough to make you wonder if something is actually in the works. Of course, there’s no one better to ask than the Heartbreak Kid, himself.
Speaking to GameSpot at WWE’s first-ever Emmy Awards For Your Consideration event, the Hall of Famer says there are no actual plans for him to return to the ring. “I don’t put a lot of thought into anything,” he admits. “I say all sorts of dumb stuff.”
Michaels continues, “I don’t think about wrestling really ever, but then I do wrestling interviews and somebody asks, and then, of course, they put a scenario together and you go, ‘Oh, that would be fun. That would be neat. That’s something I’d be interested in.'”
Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean a match isn’t possible for the Heartbreak Kid. While there have been no serious discussions with WWE about a return, that could always change. “I guess I just comment on it because none of it ever gets real until it gets real and I guess I don’t make any serious decisions until that point,” he says. “And we’re so far from that.”
Whether another match comes to pass or not, the mark Michaels has left on the professional wrestling industry cannot be denied. And thankfully, he’s still active today. Michaels serves as a trainer in WWE’s NXT development system and most recently appeared on Raw 25, the 25th-anniversary celebration of Monday Night Raw–one of the programs WWE is submitting for Emmy Awards consideration. In the segment, he reunited once again with his brothers in DX, as well as Kliq member and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall.